Thursday, January 12, 2012

Favorite Stamp of the Month

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is having an awesome week. It’s still gloomy here, and I think that we’re supposed to get a little snow today. The new year brings changes, and one of the changes that we’re having at My Creative Time is the Favorite Stamp of the Month. On specific Thursdays of every month the team is going to focus on an older stamp set and Emma is going to offer the set a a discounted price. This month’s set is, “You Had Me at Chocolate.”

If you own this stamp set, we would LOVE to see ANY projects you have made OR any NEW projects using this stamp set! My Creative Time is having a, "You Had Me At Chocolate," Link Party! Please link up your projects HERE to Mr. Linky on My Creative Time's page! If you do NOT own this set, it's your LUCKY day because it is on sale right now: HERE! Go pick up your set before they sell out!  We are ALL looking forward to seeing your projects!;)

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I’ve had a desire to make a black, white, and red Valentine’s card for a few days now. It’s the idea that just seems to be at the forefront and I find that I have to make whatever project that is before I can move on to other things. My goal for this year is to also try my hand at making cards that are more simple.

My card base is from a sheet of patterned paper by DCWV. It’s called Dancing Polka Dot, and I bought it open stock, but it’s also in the All Dressed Up stack. It’s a 12” x 12” sheet that I trimmed to 4.25” x 11” and scored at 5.5.” I used my Scallop Sentiment punch to put a scalloped border on a scrap piece of red cardstock. I added a thin black mat and a piece of cream that was an eighth of an inch smaller. The red heart is the stitched heart from the 100% Sweetness stamp set. I used my Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk ink to stamp my sentiment on the cream cardstock to create sort of a patterned paper. And I stamped it once in Real Red. To finish it off, I tied a bow with some black grosgrain.

That is all for me today. Next week is Sneak Peak week – the first of 2012 and I am so excited to share the new things Emma has come up with! Thanks for coming by and have a wonderfully blessed day!

14 comments :

  1. What a super sweet card--love it!

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  2. Love it, love polka dots, great job!

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  3. Beautiful card! I LOVE the polka dots! You are one talented guy! :)
    Tracy M

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  4. Oh my goodness. Love love love! Polka dots are my fave, and red/black/white is my fave, and to put them together in one gorgeous card equals all out bliss! :)

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  5. Trell, this is PERFECT!!! I love how it turned out!!! Hugs- Glora

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  6. This is so cute! I love the colors.

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  7. Trell,

    You did an awesome job! I really like the color combination. Nice?

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  8. Love the black, white and red, it's so simple but yet also very striking to look at:))

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  9. Trell....I so love your elegant style!!!

    hugs
    Cassandra

    ps..way to go on your video yesterday!! nice job

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  10. A very clean and attractive card. I love how the heart stands out and how you stamped the cream area. Very clever.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  11. This is such a sweet card, Trell! I love it!!!

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  12. Hi Trell, This is the first time I've been to your blog, and your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for the sweet comment today. I'm off to see more of your blog!
    Danielle

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  13. So simple yet so beautiful!!! Love it Trell!
    hugs

    Nancy

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  14. this card is stunning! love the pop of red!

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